ITV have renewed Downton Abbey for a third season.
The period drama will return for another run next year with eight new episodes to be set in 1920 and 1921.
“I am extremely grateful to ITV for this,” said creator Julian Fellowes. “I have grown very fond of my Downton family and I certainly do not want to say goodbye to them quite yet.”
We’re absolutely delighted to be bringing Downton Abbey back for a third series, as we follow the inhabitants of Downton as they move into the roaring ’20s,” said ITV’s director of drama commissioning Laura Mackie.
“It’s rare to find a drama that the audience connects with so strongly and we’re extremely proud to have commissioned a series that has become such a phenomenon.”
Source: Digital Spy